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Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star

Yahoo! National News - 19 hours 1 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.

Washington state man convicted of molestation freed after accuser recants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:20
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man convicted of child molestation nearly two decades ago was freed from prison on Thursday after a judge ordered a new trial because his accuser recanted her story, court officials said. Jerry Lee Brock, 55, was convicted in 1995 of first-degree molestation charges stemming from the accusations of an 11-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in her sleep, according to court records. ...

AT&T to pay California $52 million in hazardous waste disposal settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:18

The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will pay $52 million in civil penalties and environmental compliance as part of a settlement with California over illegal dumping of hazardous waste but won't be required to clean up the resulting contamination, state officials said on Thursday. State officials said it marked the first enforcement action in California against a telecommunications company for mishandling of electronic waste. The settlement must still be approved by the Alameda County Superior Court, where it was filed. ...


Financial troubles may have triggered deadly shooting in Tabernacle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:18

Financial troubles may have triggered deadly shooting in TabernacleTwo children were killed in what appears to have been an attempted murder-suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey and Action News has learned that financial troubles may have been the trigger.


Man shot during robbery attempt in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:15

Man shot during robbery attempt in Strawberry MansionAuthorities say one person was shot during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


One dead in explosion at Fieldwood platform in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:01
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company said. The explosion occurred just before 3 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) at West Delta 105, about 12 miles (19 km) off the coast of New Orleans, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement. "The Echo Platform was not in production at the time of the incident. ...

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:00
Today is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.

Officers honored for saving life of young shooting victim in Darby Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:56

Officers honored for saving life of young shooting victim in Darby TownshipTwo police officers were honored Thursday in Sharon Hill for saving the life of a little boy who accidentally shot himself.


Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

Ana Patino, right, of Phoenix, kisses the hand of her daughter, Natalie Cruz, 5, as Ana's husband and the girl's father, Rafael Cruz, left, sits with Camila Cruz, during a watch party for President Obama's speech on immigration at the Puente offices in Phoenix on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republic, David Wallace)Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.


AccuWeather: Frigid Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

 Sunny, Windy and Cold TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking another blast of cold air, followed by a milder weekend.


Recall Roulette: Pulled items still being sold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:43

 Pulled items still being soldThe recall system is broken - an average of 400 product recalls are announced every year yet word of those recalls often never gets to consumers.


Police: Would-be robber shot at Rite Aid in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:36

 Would-be robber shot at Rite Aid in West Oak LanePolice say a would-be robber was shot multiple times by an armed security guard at a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


President Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:35

President Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration ordersSpurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."


Key UN peacekeeping review will be done from afar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:23
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winner who will lead the first major review of United Nations peacekeeping operations in 15 years said Thursday his panel likely will do its work from afar.

California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:18

Amelia Itnyre, 23, and Sebastian Cano, 21, students at University of California Davis, react after the vote to raise tuition fees was announced during the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The Regents approved raising tuition by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the system's governing board to authorize five years of tuition increases, a politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers.


Colorado hunting guide gets two years in prison for illegal wild cat hunts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:10
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado hunting guide and outfitter who pleaded guilty to maiming bob cats and cougars to help clients more easily kill the animals was sentenced on Thursday to 27 months in prison, authorities said. Christopher Loncarich, 56, was sentenced in Denver federal court for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, a federal law that prohibits the transport or sale of illegally obtained wildlife across state lines, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement. ...

Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:54
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.

Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:51

U.S. President Obama announces executive actions on immigration during nationally televised address from the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take executive action was tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants. ...


Four members of New Jersey family shot, two fatally

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:19

Police vehicle is parked in front of the scene of a multiple shooting inside a home in TabernacleBy Daniel Kelley TABERNACLE N.J. (Reuters) - A shooting at a home near Philadelphia killed two members of a New Jersey family and critically wounded two others, according to police, who said other relatives were in the house but did not report hearing gunfire. A boy and a girl were killed, while a woman and an adolescent boy were critically wounded, State Police Captain Stephen Jones said on Thursday outside a house where the gunfire took place. The victims were likely a mother and her children, police said. The woman was later identified on the State Police Twitter feed as Jeaninne LePage, ...


Gunman shot dead after wounding three at Florida State University

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:16

Tallahassee Police Chief DeLeo speaks during a news conference with Mayor John Marks, FSU president Thrasher and campus police Chief Perry at FSU campus in Tallahassee,By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and carrying extra ammunition in his pockets, a Florida State University graduate opened fire early on Thursday at the school's main library, wounding two students and an employee as hundreds were studying for exams. The shooter, identified by authorities as Myron May, 31, was fatally shot by police near the entrance to Florida State's Strozier Library, the latest in a string of shootings on U.S. campuses. One victim was critically wounded. ...